Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
'm going to tell you, it caught me by surprise. most people thought that hurricane sandy would have some sort of effect on these numbers and the labor department is telling us that sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. they looked across the country and in this region and the surveys were within normal range. they don't think it had an affect here. 12 million people unemployed. 40% of those have been unemployed for six months or longer. that's still a problem, don. to the right of your screen, 14.4% underemployment. some people call that the real unemployment rate. means a lot of people are still hurting or have been left out of the market. clearly you do have an improving situation here, improving but still leaving some people behind. this is what the trend looks like. this is the big drought of jobs, financial crisis here, slow attempt to get out of the hole. we want to see 150,000 jobs created or so every month to keep up with the growth in the population of the united states, working age population. you can see the last three months a little bit of an advance each of those m
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy. but we will still have about 100,000 new jobs. we are approaching about 4 million jobs now that have been created. that does not merely make up for what was lost during the bush years, but we are making progress. people in america realize we cannot have a top-down economy that the republicans so glove during the bush years and they wanted to create begin with governor romney. mr. president, i would be happy to take -- and they want to have again beginning with governor romney. mr. president, i would be happy to take a look at the proposal. if that is what they want to do, i would be happy to seriously take a look at that and report to the white house and my caucus. but until then, i object. -- r. president >> that has been heard. >> the majority leader says that the republicans do not know who the quarterback is which is common when you do not have the president. but on the democratic side, you know who the quarterback is and he is throwing interceptions. we're moving backward and backward and backward toward the goal line f
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
. we had a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy, but we'll still have about 100,000 new jobs. we're approaching, it must be about four million jobs now that have been created. it doesn't nearly make up what was lost during the bush years, but we're making progress. mr. president, people in america realize we can no longer have the top-down economy that the republicans so loved during the bush years and what they wanted to create again with governor romney. so, mr. president, i'd be happy to take a look at the proposal that the president -- that my friend, the republican leader, has shown us. if we can come up with something like we did when they created this other furor by refusing to increase the debt where we had an ability to come here and have a couple of votes to determine if we were going to increase it, if that's what they want to do again, i'd be happy to seriously take a look at that and report to the white house and my caucus. but until then, i object. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: objection having been heard. mr. mcconnell: mr. p
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
to tell you about on our companion network, c-span 3. the response to hurricane sandy at 10:00 a.m. eastern. at 3:00 p.m. the coalition for fiscal and national security looks at how national security is affected by the deficit. speakers include mike mullen and the former chair of the armed services committee. later, the subject for strategic and international studies hosts of forum on the u.s. relationship with china. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> we are at the new york state museum. this is art gallery dedicated to the history of this september 11 attacks on the world trade center. it is a gallery to tell the story about the first moments of the attack using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. we put this in a place where the public can touch it. it gives a tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from the north tower. this is a dramatically damaged piece of steel. you can see the opening scene where the windows would have been. this metal strip on the front of the building. every piece marks which side of the building it is on, so we research that.